Brutally honest things people turning 40 want you to know
Brutally honest things people turning 40 want you to know

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WIN the ultimate family sun protection bundle from La Roche-Posay
WIN the ultimate family sun protection bundle from La Roche-Posay

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Author Louise O’Neill on making crystals and tarot cards her new gods
Author Louise O’Neill on making crystals and tarot cards her new gods

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Spotlight on: Ger Tierney, Brand Creative Director for Rapha on creativity, blushing, cycling and periods
Spotlight on: Ger Tierney, Brand Creative Director for Rapha on creativity, blushing, cycling and periods

Catherine Conroy

This Dublin 8 home creates calm thanks to hidden storage and a cool colour palette
This Dublin 8 home creates calm thanks to hidden storage and a cool colour palette

Megan Burns

Quaint yet stately: This charming cottage in Co Clare is on the market for €280,000
Quaint yet stately: This charming cottage in Co Clare is on the market for €280,000

Sarah Finnan

Everything we know about the TV adaptation of ‘Conversations With Friends’
Everything we know about the TV adaptation of ‘Conversations With Friends’

Sarah Finnan

Irish outdoor adventures to take the kids on before summer is out (that you probably haven’t done yet)
Irish outdoor adventures to take the kids on before summer is out (that you probably...

Sarah Finnan

Engaged? No. Married? No. Pregnant? Still no…
Engaged? No. Married? No. Pregnant? Still no…

Victoria Stokes

WIN a romantic getaway in Kilkenny
WIN a romantic getaway in Kilkenny

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Watch: Why It’s So Important To Take A Break


By Jennifer McShane
16th Jan 2016
Watch: Why It’s So Important To Take A Break

When you have a big project looming, the best strategy sometimes seems to be to buckle down and work work work until the thing is done. However, as you may know, this is, according to scientists who study productivity, really?counterproductive. Instead of enabling our productivity to flow and thus, allowing us to reach our full potential creatively, working solidly for hours on end just yields tiredness. Breaks help you stay focused, energised, and as it turns out, having a nap is an excellent idea too; it helps improve your memory skills, and this is crucial if we’re going to perform any task well.

Why else is it so important to take consistent breaks throughout your working day? The crowd over at Science of Us have compiled this handy video explaining the above in more detail. Watch it below and if you’re partial to skipping your daily lunch breaks while in the office, it will soon be a new week so start it on the right note. And if you’re still in need of something to increase your productivity while you take that time out, we recommend looking at pictures of cute animals?– something scientifically proven to help with this.